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Senn Delaney Chairman Dr. Larry Senn shares a simple, yet powerful concept to increase personal effectiveness. His article is part of the series, Leading Disruptive and Innovative Culture Change, with some of the top thinkers on culture change.

Senn Delaney Chairman Dr. Larry Senn is among the experts presenting at the 1st Annual Ultimate Culture Conference September 29 in Chicago. The conference will feature a series of engaging keynotes and TED-inspired talks from top thought leaders in organizational culture and change. Learn more about the conference or register.

The world is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. What does that mean for leaders? In this McKinsey interview, Heidrick & Struggles CEO Tracy Wolstencroft explains the importance of authentic leadership, listening, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

How did reshaping the culture at an 8-hospital healthcare system help overcome many challenges and contribute to greatly improved financial performance, clinical quality, patient satisfaction and employee engagement? Several leaders, including the CEO, President/COO, senior vice president of human resources and children's hospital CEO share their insights in these video interviews.

Research

How do CEOs develop the skills they need to lead in an ever-changing world?  To answer that question, Senn Delaney's parent company, Heidrick & Struggles, partnered with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford to conduct in-depth interviews with more than 150 CEOs representing a wide range of sectors around the world. 

 

Findings are published in The CEO Report, one of the most comprehensive, in-depth studies of CEO leadership capabilities. It identifies a suite of integrated skill sets that today’s senior-most leaders leverage to help them grow and thrive in a business environment marked by constant change and dissonance of competing stakeholder interests.

 

Among the critical capabilities CEOs identified were embracing a growth mindset of continual learning and curiosity and adapting in the face of relentless pressure for change while authentically remaining true to personal sense of purpose.

 

About the Research

 

The research was conducted by a research team from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Heidrick & Struggles, under the research and ethics guidelines set by the university. Combining the complementary strengths of these two institutions produced a distinctive blend of academic rigor and practical business impact.

 

Jointly, they conducted in-depth interviews with 152 CEOs from across the world and from a wide range of sectors, making this one of the most comprehensive studies of CEOs globally. Collectively, these leaders have over 880 years of CEO experience, are responsible for a total of more than 5.8 million employees generating $1.7 trillion in revenues. All interviews were anonymized prior to analysis by the research team.  



Through a collaborative, groundbreaking study with three prominent U.S. business schools, Senn Delaney has discovered that people who operate from a unique set of three core principles consistently perform at the top 10 percent of performance ratings.

The joint study and subsequent research and surveys led to creation of our new, evidence-based, pragmatic, performance model that can be taught, practiced, reinforced, applied and measured.

Senn Delaney President and CEO Jim Hart and Managing Director EMEA Dustin Seale describe how these three principles can be mastered to lead individuals, teams and organizations to healthier, higher levels of performance.